Applied Mineralogy

Basic Methods for the Investigation of Minerals, Rocks and Ores (Optical Microscopy, X-ray Diffractometry, Electron Microscopy, Electron Microprobe Analysis). Rock-forming Minerals. Igneous, Sedimentary, and Metamorphic Rocks. Industrial Minerals and Rocks: Chemical Composition, Properties, Genesis, Uses, Greek Deposits. Ores: Genetic Classification (Magmatic, Sedimentary, Metamorphic). Mineral Phases and Textural Characteristics of Ores; their Significance in Ore Dressing and Metallurgical Treatment.
Application to the Main Greek Ores (Chromites), Fe-Ni-Laterites, Bauxites, Cu-Ores, Pb-Zn Ores, Au-Ag Ores, Pyrite, Ilmenite-Ti-Magnetite, Iron Ores).